Saturday, September 17, 2011

Blog Your Heart Out... A Challenge.

This post is inspired by Ali and challenged by Stephanie. Two amazing women, who work very hard, are super busy, and yet, continue to inspire me daily. Thank you girls for that.

So, right now, what is in my heart and what is real for me is this...

My heart is heavy. Locally in the past week, we have suffered a shooter, mourned and remembered the 9/11 tragedy, and had a mass casualty accident at the air races. So many families ripped apart. So many children without parents. Such a tragic loss of life. It breaks my heart.

Matteo is growing so fast. He is getting bigger and bigger every day. He is so inquisitive and wants to know about everything, every second of the day. He is also starting to really sass and it is making me a little crazy. I think we are both ready for him to go back to school soon.

The girls are getting so big. They are everywhere. Some days, I don't know if *I* am going to make it to bed time. It is really tough keeping them occupied, safe, and happy. They are really interested in all of Matteo's things these days, which is a recipe for DISASTER from Matteo's view point. The fighting is unbearable at times.

With each other, the girls are really fun. They love to take things away from each other. It's so funny though, because it really never causes a big fight. The other one just takes it right back... no problems. That is really fun to watch.

Elliana is getting better. She was so sick last month. She had a sinus infection, pink eye, a respiratory virus, and kidney failure... at the S A M E time! Yuck! We did blood work, had a catheter placed, did a urinalysis, and a chest x-ray. Got some good medication, and now we are doing good. The antibiotics were so good that she now is recovering from a yeast infection. But, she is quickly getting back to her old self. Happy and healthy. In a few weeks we will have to have her kidneys checked to make sure that they are anatomically correct because of the type of infection she had, but she has to be 100% first.

Naomi is my little monkey. She is climbing everywhere. She is already trying to climb out of the crib... and she is only 13 months! UGH!!! She just learned how to climb on an adult chair/couch. The crazy thing is that she doesn't want to sit... she climbs up and stands. Gonna make me loose all my hair.

Getting really discouraged with my body right now. I am having a really hard time loosing the last bit of baby weight. Can I still call it that if they are 13 months old? I still can't fit into my jeans. It is really hard making time to fit it all in. I really need to work on that.

I miss reading again. I haven't read a book in months, and I miss that. The Help is on my list right now. I have heard such wonderful things about it.

Making a quilt for our bedroom. It's grey, yellow, and slate blue. It is lovely. Hoping to finish it before Christmas.

Needing to make some "adult" time with the hubby. I love him so much and count him as one of my greatest blessings.

I have been a horrible blogger this year, which is one thing that I honestly don't like. Blogging is also on my list of things to "fit in" better in the future. Somehow writing/typing it all out helps a bit.

Our garden is finally producing veggies. Picked some tomatoes... almost time to get the squash and cucumbers. The strawberries are all gone. I love having a garden.

Wow... that is more than I planned on saying, but there it is. That is what is in my heart and what is real for me right now.